Coffee is probably one of the favorite drinks of many people around the world. There are several health benefits to drinking good quality coffee.
But you should be aware that drinking coffee in the morning when you wake, on empty stomach is not the best choice. Especially if that is the first thing you do when you get out from bed.
It is recommended to wait at least one hour and a half after waking up before yo drink cup of your favorite drink. Read this article and find out why.
Here’s what drinking coffee on an empty stomach will do to you:
Researches has shown that caffeine on an empty stomach disrupts digestion. That leads to a bloated feeling and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome like pain and irregularity. That happens due to the fact that caffeine stimulates your adrenal glands, which produce stress hormones called cortisol and adrenalin.
These hormones trigger a “fight or flight” response, great when you are being chased by a wild animal, but not necessary when you are sitting at your desk or breakfast table. When these hormones flood your body, they increase your heart rate and blood pressure, and your liver starts releasing blood sugar to provide energy to muscles so that you can run away.
Your digestive system also shuts down to divert energy to where it is needed most.
LOW LEVELS OF SEROTONIN
Coffee is a strong appetite suppressant. If drinking coffee is the first thing you do in the morning, probably sometimes you end up skipping breakfast.
Skipping your first meal of the day can take a toll on your body’s ability to make serotonin (a neurotransmitter responsible for making you feel happy and calm). Serotonin is very important for a good night’s sleep. Your body transforms serotonin into melatonin at dusk. And low levels of melatonin usually leads to insomnia problems. Because of that, if you like drinking coffee, make sure to always have it after breakfast!
It is recommended to drink water when you wake up. In the water you can add lemon or ACV and honey and start your day. These drink will stimulate your digestive system and help flush out toxins.
However, if you absolutely need coffee to start your day, then try this trick: add a little coconut oil or butter in your coffee.